Master Variant for Engineers

Integrated Product Design / Strategic Product Design

This Variant of the MSc programmes IPD and SPD is meant for excellent students with a constructive engineering background who have a strong affinity with industrial design and wish to pursue an MSc in Integrated Product Design or Strategic Product Design.  

The Master starts with an intensive semester-long homologation programme in industrial design. After this homologation semester you will take the 2 regular semesters with the main courses in the IPD/SPD programme, followed by the graduation project in the last semester. The programme takes two years and does not have a ‘free elective’-semester. Upon completion you will receive an MSc diploma in Integrated Product Design or Strategic Product Design.

The first semester

In the homologation semester you will get acquainted with the product development process and will learn to develop ideas and concepts into mass produced products. You will learn to design for people and gain insight in the role of business strategies in relation to product/service innovation. You will develop product design skills and get familiar with tools and methods used at the faculty of IDE.

The first semester offers two design courses which each consist of 2 design projects. These design projects have different focus areas: project 1 focuses on the context of the user, project 2 starts from a business perspective, project 3 focuses on form and experience and project 4 addresses all that has been learned so far. In the courses Domain Specific Theory 1 and 2, theoretical subjects needed for the Design Project are offered. Additional courses are Elementary Ergonomics and Design Drawing.

Application procedure for students with a Dutch BSc (in Mechanical Engineering, Maritime Engineering or Aerospace Engineering)


Application procedure students with an international BSc:

Follow the application procedure for international students. Important: for the Master Variant for Engineers there is an additional application requirement - applicants need to take the MOOC Delft Design Approach before applying and add the results and the certificate to their portfolio.